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Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

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Jul 25, 2017 Financial Times
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After 32 years, you are still an enigma, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jul 18, 2017 Financial Times
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The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jul 6, 2017 Financial Times
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Apple's $5bn headquarters is the world’s most expensive office and Steve Jobs' last posthumous hurrah, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 28, 2017 Financial Times
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Shock over swear words exposes some misplaced prudery, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 19, 2017 Financial Times
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Interruptions help cut short boring discussions. So instead of making men interrupt less, women should be made to do it more, argues Lucy Kellaway.
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Jun 15, 2017 Financial Times
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The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 7, 2017 Financial Times
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It was wrong to punish someone who tried to get his colleagues to write text that people might conceivably want to read, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 1, 2017 Financial Times
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The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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May 21, 2017 Financial Times
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Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn't, says Lucy Kellaway
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May 17, 2017 Financial Times
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Modern fiftysomethings are perky, well-rested and free from domestic ties, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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May 10, 2017 Financial Times
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Abbott’s difficulty with a simple sum is evidence of a troubling assumption, says Lucy Kellaway
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May 3, 2017 Financial Times
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‘Breakthrough’ is so stale it makes me almost feel sorry for the author, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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Apr 24, 2017 Financial Times
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Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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Apr 20, 2017 Financial Times
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Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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Apr 11, 2017 Financial Times
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Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Apr 5, 2017 Financial Times
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Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic
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Mar 30, 2017 Financial Times
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Like most humans, I am not naturally drawn to small print, says Lucy Kellaway
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Mar 23, 2017 Financial Times
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Viral video of domestic mishap shows the artificiality of the professional self, says Lucy Kellaway
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Mar 16, 2017 Financial Times
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Unlike Angela Ahrendts, I am not ‘on 24/7’, say Lucy Kellaway.
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Mar 7, 2017 Financial Times
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The Sage of Omaha tells old and unfunny jokes without recrimination, says Lucy Kellaway. Picture credit: Chris Tosic
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Mar 1, 2017 Financial Times
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A disrupter of habit, it stops the living in their tracks, says Lucy Kellaway
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Feb 22, 2017 Financial Times
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Telling others what you did before can be a sign of mediocrity, says Lucy Kellaway. Illustration by Chris Tosic
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Feb 14, 2017 Financial Times
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What people wear to work at investment banks, management consultancies and top law firms is ridiculous. Individualism is to be avoided at all costs, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Feb 8, 2017 Financial Times
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Start with please and thank you, then spoon on the flattery, says Lucy Kellaway. Image by Chris Tosic
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Feb 2, 2017 Financial Times
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In the workplace and in life, being troublesome can be useful, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Jan 25, 2017 Financial Times
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Office life is better than ever before, but dissatisfaction is rising, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jan 18, 2017 Financial Times
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When handing out my annual guff awards last week I said clear language in business was perfectly possible if you tried hard enough. I now find it’s not as simple as that, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Jan 10, 2017 Financial Times
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Contenders for 2016’s gong ranged from euphemistic to ‘plain moronic’, says Lucy Kellaway
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Nov 22, 2016 Financial Times
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After 31 years at the Financial Times, Lucy Kellaway is leaving to set up Now Teach
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Nov 15, 2016 Financial Times
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Starbucks boss has no business sending a missive to staff to tell them how to be.
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Nov 8, 2016 Financial Times
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Remind yourself how awful most business leaders are: the bar is low, says Lucy Kellaway
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Nov 1, 2016 Financial Times
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Faddish organisational trends that shut out older workers are in danger of spreading, says Lucy Kellaway
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Oct 25, 2016 Financial Times
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Time spent waiting is an opportunity to catch up with emails, reading and phone calls, says Lucy Kellaway
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Oct 19, 2016 Financial Times
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Just as with other skills, we benefit from clear and direct views that help us improve, says Lucy Kellaway
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Oct 12, 2016 Financial Times
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The rise of the gender-neutral toilet in the workplace is not an entirely good thing, says Lucy Kellaway
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Oct 6, 2016 Financial Times
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The Tiger Oil chief’s missives were rude, but his style was perfect, says Lucy Kellaway
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Sep 27, 2016 Financial Times
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The aftermath of leaving my iPhone in a Washington DC taxi was frightening, shaming, then liberating, says Lucy Kellaway
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Sep 20, 2016 Financial Times
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After being taken for a ride, customers should bridle at the guff in the bank's apology advert, says Lucy Kellaway
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Sep 13, 2016 Financial Times
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Forget calling staff "imagineers" or "sandwich artists"; companies need more modest skills to evolve, says Lucy Kellaway
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Sep 6, 2016 Financial Times
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Staff are more likely to be excited by a new vending machine and for good reason, says Lucy Kellaway
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Aug 30, 2016 Financial Times
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Not being able to switch off is becoming seen for what it is — a sign of poor time management, says Lucy Kellaway
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Aug 9, 2016 Financial Times
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Rich Lesser risks widening the gap between expectations and reality for twentysomethings, says Lucy Kellaway
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Aug 2, 2016 Financial Times
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Despite the Yahoo chief’s ire, we will go on being interested until there are more women at the top.
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Jul 26, 2016 Financial Times
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Now it is unacceptable to boast about spending, company bosses are turning to the summer reading list
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Jul 18, 2016 Financial Times
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To appear exasperated but poised is as good as it gets, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jul 12, 2016 Financial Times
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Your departure offers a rare chance to voice what you like while everyone is listening, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jul 5, 2016 Financial Times
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The 10 minutes I debated high heels on the radio were the sanest I have had since the referendum, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 28, 2016 Financial Times
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I did not set out to be uncivil to my colleagues. This is just how office life has become, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 21, 2016 Financial Times
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A hat trick of honesty, ignorance and blame: it is plain, simple — and insidious, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 14, 2016 Financial Times
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Clever technology is bad for our brains, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 7, 2016 Financial Times
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A champion tweeter and receiver of thousands of likes may be the opposite of prolific, says Lucy Kellaway
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Jun 1, 2016 Financial Times
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HR departments will soon laugh at the fuss they made over keeping spoilt millennials happy, says Lucy Kellaway.
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May 24, 2016 Financial Times
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Not all rejections are equal and those followed by successes stop mattering at once, says Lucy Kellaway.
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May 17, 2016 Financial Times
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There is not a single example of a business putting its values to music without mass humiliation, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Apr 26, 2016 Financial Times
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The longer I suffer the commute, the more likely I will stop asking if it is mad to cycle, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Apr 19, 2016 Financial Times
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Typing and using the mouse are so hard that I’ve had to pick a task and stick to it, says Lucy Kellaway
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Apr 12, 2016 Financial Times
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Graduates are up against the widest gap between expectation and reality ever seen in the professions
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Apr 6, 2016 Financial Times
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Hillary Clinton’s summary teaches two lessons in how not to do it: no jokes and stick to the point, says Lucy Kellaway
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Mar 30, 2016 Financial Times
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Predictability is boring and unglamorous in a world that reveres creativity and disruption, says Lucy Kellaway
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Mar 22, 2016 Financial Times
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A company wanting to show it values women at work uses images where they are not always gorgeous, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Mar 15, 2016 Financial Times
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Whether it be silence or brevity, the medium is perfect for communicating quiet hostility, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Mar 8, 2016 Financial Times
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What the banker was trying to tell demoralised junior colleagues is that careers are a long game, says Lucy Kellaway
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Mar 1, 2016 Financial Times
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Trick-playing Schwab CEO was spot on in one thing at least — inviting job candidates to a restaurant, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Feb 23, 2016 Financial Times
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Companies wanting a higher purpose should simply produce things and jobs that people want
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Feb 17, 2016 Financial Times
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Any sign of unhappiness or doubt is taken as tantamount to an admission you are unfit for the job, says Lucy Kellaway
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Feb 8, 2016 Financial Times
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Meg Whitman’s lieutenant was ‘disappointed’ with what I’d written. Here is my considered response, says Lucy Kellaway
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Feb 2, 2016 Financial Times
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The World Economic Forum’s 36 best quotes are almost all dismal. But the idiots are not the speakers, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Jan 26, 2016 Financial Times
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In elite circles it is becoming vulgar to flaunt workaholism and that view may be spreading
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Jan 19, 2016 Financial Times
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After reading Punit Renjen's new year memo, anyone in possession of even a normal IQ would wonder why they were working there, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Jan 12, 2016 Financial Times
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My generation couldn’t resist a spoof email but millennials can, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Jan 4, 2016 Financial Times
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Many entries in the 2015 Golden Flannel Awards made the flesh creep as well as offending eye and ear, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Dec 15, 2015 Financial Times
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Lucy Kellaway unveils a repository for the worst jargon she's seen over the years — and appeals for fresh examples submitted by readers
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Dec 8, 2015 Financial Times
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The fad for presenting your career or company as a ‘story’ has gone too far, says Lucy Kellaway.
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Dec 1, 2015 Financial Times
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Just when designers are building better work spaces, people are losing the habit of working in them, writes Lucy Kellaway
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Nov 24, 2015 Financial Times
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One problem of getting older is that your self-knowledge goes up but so does your complacency, says Lucy Kellaway